What is toxicology?

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The study of poison is called toxicology and focuses upon the identification and quantification of the adverse, meaning unfavourable or harmful, effects directly caused by the physical or chemical agents.  In toxicology, the term toxicity is the degree to which a substance (a poison) can harm humans or animals meaning that toxicity is the measure of how poisonous a molecule is. A common measure of toxicity is the LD50, the lethal dose fifty per cent...
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